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But while the ingredients are the same, Ballard and Palahniuk bake at completely different temperatures. Unlike his British counterpart, who tends to cast his American protagonists in a chilly light, holding them close enough to dissect but far enough away to eliminate any possibility of kinship, Palahniuk isn't happy unless he's first-person front and center, completely entangled in the whole sordid mess. An intensely psychological novel that never runs the risk of becoming clinical, Fight Club is about both the dangers of loyalty and the dreaded weight of leadership, the desire to band together and the compulsion to head for the hills. In short, it's about the pride and horror of being an American, rendered in lethally swift prose. Fight Club's protagonist might occasionally become foggy about who he truly is (you'll see what I mean), but one thing is for certain: you're not likely to forget the book's author. Never mind Ballardesque. Palahniukian here we come! --Bob Michaels --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This is a fabulous book written in a very unique style.
Great read if...you enjoy Chuck's other works, strong characters, interesting takes on society, plot twists, well crafted as well written novels.
I love the movies, don't get me wrong, but there is so much more you can get out of a good book, and Chuck is like that.
Good book for those who are fans of the movie. The writing style isn't my favorite, but others loved it.Published 1 day ago by Ryan M
A lot of action here and the book was easy to read. I wish I had read it before watching the movie because it left no surprises for me.Published 2 days ago by C White
This book is WAY better than the movie and the movie is in my top 10.Published 5 days ago by Doobzie
Watched the film and read the novel, both really great stuff. A low price for a fantastic book that might not be for everyone, but it's definitely a good read.Published 6 days ago by Chris H
I've seen the movie, so I knew what was going to happen for the most part, but I was still captivated. Honestly could not put this book down. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Chelsea Sparling
I guess it's a unique story, but I just don't share the author's view of the world. It's just a bunch of men crying about their lost masculinity.Published 13 days ago by Jason D. Sands
Recently reread this after many years, and pleased to say that the magic is most definitely still there. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Rosey